CFPs for this Grant-based Project to accelerate access to safely managed Sanitation in Nigeria

Deadline: 11-Oct-23

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF), hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), invites interested and eligible non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a track-record of market based solutions to advance public health, water, sanitation and hygiene and women’s economic empowerment, to apply for a Call for Proposals (“CFP”) for this grant-based project “To accelerate access to safely managed sanitation to population in secondary towns and cholera hotspots in Nigeria, through market-based innovation, technologies and business models aimed at shortening the sanitation value chain”.

Scope
The Project will be implemented in Nigeria. The states, secondary towns and specific populations will be negotiated as part of the Call for Proposal process, and in agreement with the Federal Government, whilst ensuring alignment with SHFs broader country engagement. The following elements are within the scope of the Project:market-based approaches to on-site/off-grid safely managed sanitation and hygieneCity-wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)the reduction of cholera and other WASH related diseasessecondary/small towns; high density; urban poormarket-based safely managed sanitation and hygiene solutions that adequately serve bottom of the pyramid/lower wealth quintile consumers and vulnerable populationsclimate-smart and gender-smart principles and solutionswaste to value solutionswomen’s economic empowerment, job creation, entrepreneurship, SMEssanitation economy market shaping – sanitation value chain efficienciesvalue for money and ability to scale

Funding Information
Grant Amount: $2,500,000
Duration: 2 years, 6 months

Targeted impact of the grant/funding
The grant, and therefore the Project, must demonstrate complementary, leverage and additionality to other sources of support, alongside domestic priorities, resources and other funding. In line with SHFs overall strategic objectives, the Project seeks to provide proof of concept, through market-based innovation, services, business models and technology. The specific objectives the Project are:To improve public health, including reducing cholera, through increasing access to on-site/off-grid safely managed sanitation and hygiene facilities for vulnerable populations: The Project will increase access to safely managed sanitation and hygiene facilities, in secondary towns and cholera hotspots in Nigeria and will promote City-wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) approaches.

To contribute to a thriving sanitation economy and specifically shorten the sanitation value chain: The project will help bring safely managed sanitation and hygiene solutions closer to communities, reducing transactions and making these services more accessible, reliable and affordable. This will include but not be limited to, solutions that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of faecal sludge management including collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal.To progress climate-smart and waste to energy solutions in the sanitation value chain: The Project will provide solutions, where acceptable, to advance the reuse of human waste, for example, deploying simple transformation technologies that combine human waste and other agricultural waste streams to produce a solid biomass fuel.To advance women’s economic empowerment, including through participation in the local sanitation economy: The Project will integrate strategies to build SMEs that secure the participation of women as leaders, entrepreneurs, employees and informed consumers in the sanitation economy. The Project will also seek to demonstrate the link between women’s access to safely managed sanitation and hygiene and greater access to economic empowerment.

Target Beneficiaries
The primary target population lives in small towns/secondary towns, in high density (likely informal) urban poor settings. They experience recurrent cholera outbreaks (i.e. live in a cholera hotspot) and/or are vulnerable to the health and economic consequences of poor public health linked to inadequate sanitation and hygiene. These populations are highly likely to be in the lower wealth quintiles/bottom of the pyramid. Within the primary target population, the focus is on women and specifically their economic well-being and empowerment.

Country level focus – Nigeria

Eligibility Criteria
The applicant shall comply with the following to be eligible for the Grant/Funding:The applicant, and all parties constituting the applicant, must belong to the eligible category(ies).The applicant shall be deemed to be registered in a country if it is constituted, incorporated, or registered in such country and operates in conformity with the provisions of the laws of such country. If the applicant is an individual, the applicant shall be deemed to have the nationality of a country if it is a citizen under the laws of such country.The failure to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest may lead to the applicant being sanctioned in accordance with the UNOPS policy on vendor sanctions.

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